Golf Course Architecture - Issue 74, October 2023

77 delivers the heat and drought tolerance needed for the Caribbean, as well as unmatched salt tolerance. Pure Dynasty will be planted wall-to-wall at Teeth of the Dog, and with its tighter density, finer leaf blade, and ability to be mowed as low as 0.08 inches, this advanced turfgrass will deliver excellent playing surfaces from the tees all the way to the greens. “Having one turfgrass throughout the course simplifies maintenance practices. This advantage, along with the overall superior turf quality, was just part of the reason the resort’s longtime golf course superintendent, Eusebio Nunez, is a proponent of Pure Dynasty.” The renovation is part of an ongoing project at the resort, which has 90 holes designed by Dye: the 18 on Teeth of the Dog, 27 on Dye Fore, the 18-hole Links layout, and the 27-hole members-only La Romana design. Presently, plans are being developed by the design team and the resort for a fourth nine at Dye Fore as well as a new par-three course near the Links layout and a large Himalayas-style putting green near Teeth of the Dog. Photo: Jerry Pate Design Jerry Pate wants to respect and restore Pete Dye’s Caribbean gem